A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
Below is a rush transcript (may contain errors):
It appears that Facebook’s data problems continues to grow as now even the titans of Silicon Valley including Apple’s Tim Cook, are speaking out against the social media giant.
Now it could simply be a business move, people criticize competition all the time to make their own company look better, but this is still new because before we’ve never seen Cook and other technology CEOs go after a company like they are going after Facebook.
And it goes well beyond the tech world.
On Twitter people have called for boycotts and for people to delete their accounts on Zuckerberg’s site, but with 2 billion users, a few people deleting their account isn’t gonna hurt its bottom line much, but if the Washington whispers are true that President Trump is looking at possible tech regulation, that could hurt The Facebook, among other companies.
The Republicans probably haven’t realized it yet, but Facebook’s data scandal has given them a huge election issue they can run on in the midterms and in 2020. It’s also a bipartisan issue. Online privacy of user data is becoming a bigger concern for Americans, and it’s an issue that most people support having more restrictions on how that data is used by tech companies.
This is a winning issue for the GOP. All they gotta do is make it a Republican issue before the democrats steal it away. Trump need to go out there and start calling Facebook Fakebook and fake media and they can win this issue, and maybe it’ll help power them to a midterm victory.
Either way, this is an issue that isn’t gonna go away anytime soon.
I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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